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Costa Rica ¡Pura Vida!

Costa Rica ¡Pura Vida!



★ A travel guide to the best of Costa Rica ★

Whether you plan on soaking in thermal hot springs or ziplining in the cloud forest, this simple yet detailed app will guide you to the very best places and experiences in Costa Rica.

Written by the world's top travel expert to the region, Costa Rica ¡Pura Vida! condenses the very best of the country's overwhelming opportunities into more than 330 top places, activities, wildlife experiences, sites, hotels and dining options, etc.

This visually rich and easy to navigate app is jam-packed with insider tips for every budget and interest, from backpackers and birders to thrill seekers, wildlife lovers, and even gays and gourmands.

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The listings take in the iconic as well as the idiosyncratic, as only an expert can give.

What You'll Get

+ 330+ description entries, including Hidden Gems, written by the world's foremost Costa Rica travel expert.

+ Photo slide-shows with almost 3, 000 colorful photographs displayed in stunning high definition.

+ Offline maps let you navigate based on your exact, real-time location even with no internet access.

+ Entries organized by useful criteria like ACTIVITIES, BEACHES, CULTURAL & HISTORICAL SITES, PARKS & RESERVES, and more, including the author's recommendations for MUST SEES.

+ Entries sorted by name, neighborhood, distance, and price.

+ An interactive search tool with keyboard

Buy your Costa Rica ¡Pura Vida! NOW and you receive FREE upgrades and updates for life!

★ About the Author ★

Travel writer and photographer Christopher P. Baker is acknowledged as the world’s foremost authority on Costa Rica travel. He has authored five travel guidebooks to Costa Rica, including Moon Costa Rica Handbook, National Geographic Traveler Costa Rica, and Traveler's Companion Costa Rica. He also escorts cruise-tours to Costa Rica and Panama as a National Geographic Expeditions' Resident Expert, and is a Costa Rica tour leader for Smithsonian Journeys.

Christopher's more than 20 books for such publishers as Fodor's, Lonely Planet, and National Geographic include Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba, a two-time national book award winner. He has contributed to more than 200 publications worldwide, including Caribbean Travel & Life, Elle, Islands, Maxim, The Robb Report and National Geographic Traveler.

Christopher—the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award 2008 'Travel Journalist of the Year'—has been profiled in USA Today and regularly appears on radio and TV shows.

He promotes himself through his website www.christopherbaker.com, plus www.costaricatrave

★ About Sutro Media ★

This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

If you have any problems, comments, or suggestions for improvement, we'd love to hear from you - letusknow@sutromedia.com

What's New in Version 1.3

More than fifty new entries for towns and beach destinations, plus exciting new hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, activities and places to visit. All existing entries have been updated with new websites, contact information, opening hours, etc. All entries now have interactive links to other entries throughout the app, and photos have been captioned for easy identify of wildlife species, etc. Plus a new interactive search tool with keyboard.

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2/5 stars

Worthless sales plug

Although this gives you list of things an a brief description of events/hotels, most links lead to a plug to buy a product to tell you more about something. Also, there is not a search feature so I could not find my hotel.... Limited listings.


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